It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mostly Black and White

Coral Bells by Mary Ann Sudduth, Pen and Ink II (please click the image to enlarge)

We have recently finished several distance,  graphite and pen and ink courses - if you click here you can see more images from these classes.
Rhubarb by Jan Boyd Haring is painted with egg tempera, this piece got started in our class earlier this spring.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Currently Showing In Boulder, Colorado

 First Place: Brassica nigra by Susan Rubin, Colored Pencil

1. Taste of Art - Gallery Exhibition (June 18-July 12) - Food reflected in Art from the sublime to the playful; The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder: Among 107 artists (from 17 states) two are from our botanical illustration community and both were recognized with ribbons (one first place and two second place ribbons were awarded)
 Second Place: I like Corn by Mary McCauley, Colored Pencil

2. Not Lost in Translation, Muriel Sibell Wolle Gallery at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Boulder
This is a lovely Photography, Encaustic, and Altered-Book Art exhibit by Annie and Rolf Reiser - The show is open until the end of July.

Photograhs by Rolf Reiser, Encaustics and Altered-Books by Annie Reiser

Both exhibits are well worth of visit

Friday, June 5, 2015

Learning to See





Laurence Pierson demonstrating egg tempera 

In addition to our daily activities in Hibiscus classroom, every two weeks we have a 2-hour techniques demonstration for the public at the Science Pyramid. Our instructors interact with the audience and work with the teaching camera on their favorite medium.
The upcoming demonstrations are on June 20 (scratchboard) and July 8th (colored pencil).

Science Pyramid at Denver Botanic Gardens
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Question of the Day: What is This Berry?


These berries are not too commonly seen in our Gardens but the plant seems to be enjoying the nightless Arctic nights. The photo was taken a couple of years ago in early September 0.5° south of the Arctic Circle in Finland  (exact location: 66.08°N, 24.8°E).

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